Town Manager Austin Faison and Public Health Director Meredith Hurley are encouraging residents to take the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey made available by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
“We strongly encourage residents to complete this survey in order to show how communities, especially historically marginalized communities, have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Town Manager Faison said. “The results will be vital in understanding how different communities have been affected, whether that be emotionally or financially.”
The survey is meant to help the DPH learn about the experiences of Massachusetts residents throughout the pandemic, specifically from people of color and communities who have been historically underserved. Residents who have not become ill with COVID-19 are still managing stress, uncertainty and isolation, and these communities have been impacted disproportionately by this public health emergency.
“DPH will use these results to formulate plans and solutions to help those in need as the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress,” Hurley said. “This survey takes only a few minutes to complete and will help to ensure our community has the resources it needs in the months to come.”
Anyone age 14 and older who lives in Massachusetts is welcome to complete the survey. The survey is also available in multiple languages.
The survey is available online and can be accessed on a computer, phone or tablet. It is expected to take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous.